Monthly Archives: April 2010

Litmag n + 1…

is now available online.

According to a federal appeals court…

Jessica Seinfeld is not guilty of plagiarism.

Literature and technology intersect…

…at The Literary Platform.

Twi-hards* can now own…

their very own copy of Bella Swan’s engagement ring.

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*For the uninitiated, that word refers to fans who are Very Serious about their love for Twilight.

The 2010 Edgar Awards…

have been announced.

The nominees for the 2010 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction…

have been announced.

The list includes Ian McEwan’s Solar.  It’s a choice that many in the book world have been amused by — in 2008, McEwan was quoted as saying “I hate comic novels; it’s like being wrestled to the ground and being tickled, being forced to laugh.”

The publisher’s description is:

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize–winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. While he coasts along in his professional life, Michael’s personal life is another matter entirely. His fifth marriage is crumbling under the weight of his infidelities. But this time the tables are turned: His wife is having an affair, and Michael realizes he is still in love with her.

When Michael’s personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster. Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity?

A complex novel that brilliantly traces the arc of one man’s ambitions and self-deceptions, Solar is a startling, witty, and stylish new work from one of the world’s great writers.

As always, if you would like to place a hold, please call the library at 985-2173 or visit our website.

On April 30th, 1933…

…country singer/songwriter Willie Nelson was born.  Check out this performance of Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” by Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and the man himself:

Read on for some related items in our collection (descriptions from the publishers follow the titles):

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